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January 10, 2017

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (1/10/17)

Quotes of The Day

Quote I

There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do - and I believe that. Derek Jeter

Quote II

If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you'll beat him though he has more talent than you. Bart Starr

Quote III

Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Quote IV

Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one. Thomas Paine

The past two evenings Thomas Paine has made the quotes of the day. January 9th, 1776 Thomas Paine publishes "Common Sense" a pamphlet advocating American independence.


His work still stands up today.

Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best
state is but a necessary evil in its worst state an intolerable one; for
when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a
government, which we might expect in a country without
government, our calamities is heightened by reflecting that we
furnish the means by which we suffer! Government, like dress, is
the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built on the
ruins of the bowers of paradise. For were the impulses of
conscience clear, uniform, and irresistibly obeyed, man would
need no other lawgiver; but that not being the case, he finds it
necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means
for the protection of the rest; and this he is induced to do by the
same prudence which in every other case advises him out of two
evils to choose the least. Wherefore, security being the true design
and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whatever
form thereof appears most likely to ensure it to us, with the least
expense and greatest benefit, is preferable to all others.


Oh no, The Avian Flu is back.

The US poultry industry is on high alert after the US Department of Agriculture on Jan. 9 announced a dangerous strain of H5N2 avian influenza was discovered on a duck in Fergus County, Montana.
Word about that particular strain of bird flu is enough to trigger nightmares for many American egg farmers, who suffered more than $1 billion in losses over six months after the virus spread from migratory birds and into their flocks in 2015, killing more than 48 million hens in 223 separate outbreaks across the country. During that period, egg prices surged by as much as 31%.


"There's a sucker born every minute". Tired of being single? Have some disposable cash? Would you like the rest of society to laugh at you and think you're a dumb shit? Go ahead and marry yourself. The age of Self-Centeredness.

“A website called I Married Me is offering a DIY marriage kit for singles who want to commit to…themselves.

For $50, you get a sterling silver ring, instructions, vows, and 24 affirmation cards to remind you of your vows over time. If you cough up $230, you get a 14-karat gold ring to put on yourself.

“A roadmap to positivity, our I Married Me kit has all you need to create your own ceremony, including a self-wedding ring, vows and daily affirmation cards. A self-wedding is a symbolic ceremony–about reconnecting and staying connected with you. Wear the ring to remind you every day to love yourself.”


A Frenchman returns home for Christmas. His 4 observations of immigration and how his community changed. Of course, all change is not good.

I observed noticeable demographic and physical changes in the city where I studied (third tier city), due to recent pro-migrant stance of the government adding to the earlier problems caused by post-colonisation immigration, between my arrival (mid 2000s) to the present year.

I strolled around for a few days taking mental notes and will share now my observations, to confirm what most of us already know and what the skeptics still refuse to acknowledge. Simply put: We are being replaced. It is affecting us all and it is very real.


What are some of the biggest problems with Congress? Lust? Gluttony? Greed? Sloth? Wrath? Envy? Pride? None of these according to a recent NPR piece. Non-religious Americans remain far underrepresented in Congress.

One in five Americans is religiously unaffiliated. Yet just one of 535 members of the new Congress is.

That's what the latest data from the Pew Research Center show on the opening day of the 115th Congress. The nation's top legislative body remains far more male and white than the rest of the U.S. population as well, but religion is one of the more invisible areas where legislators in Washington simply aren't representative of the people they represent.

There are plenty of godless heathens in politics.


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The ONT staff came across this map. best selling music artists in each state. Seems to me that Paul Revere and The Raiders in Idaho, is, ah, shall we say bullshit? They aren't even in the Top 50 all time best selling artists.

The ONT Musical Interlude



Celebrating his 72nd birthday today is Rod Stewart.

A year ago today we lost David Bowie.



Hope you enjoyed the 2-For Tuesday musical selections.


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Supposedly the Fort Lauderdale shooter was on "radar". The problem is no one is keeping an eye on the radar.


It’s not yet known why the FBI concluded that Santiago wasn’t dangerous. He was clearly a delusional man. His relatives said that he had not been himself since 2010, when he returned from a nine-month deployment in Iraq. He’d been discharged last August by the Alaska National Guard for unspecific “unsatisfactory performance.” Whatever the FBI’s reasoning, Santiago’s name was never added to any law-enforcement watch or to the federal “no fly” list. Nor were local police able to charge him with a crime, despite having been called to his apartment on at least four occasions on complaints relating to domestic abuses of his older girlfriend, believed to have been the mother of his child.

Climate change. Global warming. Ice age. So is climate change new? Or has it happened before in history? According to Washington State University ancient people faced climate change. Was it their air conditioning or their V8 Chevrolet Suburban?

What we fail to remember sometimes though is that human beings have dealt with climate change before. Ancient civilizations had to cope with extreme weather, drought and other environmental challenges. What can we learn from the way they lived to help us in the future?

Researchers at Washington State University have built computer models to allow us to look at how ancient humans responded to climate change -- where they were successful and where they failed.


As we get closer to January 20th, the end of the Obama nightmare, report cards are being issued on his 8 years of blunder. The Military weighs in on TFG's legacy.

More than half of troops surveyed in the latest Military Times/Institute for Veterans and Military Families poll said they have an unfavorable opinion of Obama and his two-terms leading the military. About 36 percent said they approve of his job as commander in chief.


Driving a car is not a constitutional right. The right to bear arms is. Why is your state's drivers license valid here in my state but your CCW is not? Congress introduced a bill requiring national reciprocity among states that allow CCW.

The ONT's take? It's about damn time.


Revenge? Love triangle? Plot for future Hollywood movie? A weird story from California involving Craiglist, sex fantasies and police. Aren't you glad you lead a boring life? h/t Redc1c4

In July, an Ontario woman was accused of responding to “rape fantasy” ads on Craigslist – pretending to be her ex-fiancé’s wife and directing strangers to show up at the other woman’s home.

The Ontario woman was arrested and jailed. But on Monday the tale took a bizarre twist.

The wife has been charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment and perjury for allegedly framing the Ontario woman in a complex scheme for reasons that remain unclear, according to authorities.

The War on kitty litter Drugs. Genius Award Winner.


If you want to help yourself, help somebody else.’”Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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